Speaking Engagements

Known for her tactical approach, emphasis on action and outcome, and straightforward demeanor, Lori Dernavich is a highly sought-after speaker on issues more central to business today. Lori is frequently asked to give keynotes, seminars, and workshops, ranging from 30 minutes to a full day, including break-out sessions of varying sizes and formats.

Foundation Conference Panel Moderator 2019
Lifescience Innovation Panel

Alexandria LaunchLabs Workshop 2019
Leading in Lifescience

Foundation Conference Panelist 2018
Issues Affecting Lifescience Startups

Accelerator of Biosciences CT (ABCT) Panelist 2018
Building Your Core Team

ELabsNYC Bootcamp Panelist 2018
Teambuilding From Day One

The Downstate Biotechnology Incubator and BioBAT Workshop 2018
Getting Great People, Building Great Teams

Breakout Labs CEO Summit 2017
Leading Through Scale

ELabsNYC Bio & Health Tech NYC Speaker 2017
Characteristics of Successful Startup CEOs

ELabsNYC Panelist 2017
Building a Startup Team

FENG, CFO Executive Workshop
Cost of a Bad Hire, Hiring Top Talent, Interviewing Techniques

NYWICI Student Career Conference
Secrets to a Successful Job Search

NYSHRM, Executive Workshop
Getting Great People, Building Great Teams

Startup Institute New York
Interviewing the Interviewer

Canaan Partners Venture Capital
Executive Webinar: Getting Great People, Building Great Teams)

General Atlantic Private Equity, CHRO Summit
Employee Engagement Facts & Techniques (Panelist)

Insight Venture Partners, Chief Executive Webinar
Getting Great People, Building Great Teams


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Startup CEOs: Critical Questions to Ask
Grow your skillset along with your company
OpenView Labs

Four Tough Questions on Scale for CEOs
Questions startup CEOs need to ask to scale their companies

The Four Biggest Time Sucks at Work
…And How You can Eliminate Them

Toxic Company Culture
Five Revealing Questions

Assessments: Not Just For HR
Using 360°Assessments for Insights on Operations & Leadership
Business Leader Post

Can I Get a Promotion in a Down Economy
Times are tough, but does that mean it’s impossible?
U.S. News & World Report

Retain Your Top Performers
How to retain your rock stars — you may land a top dog for life
American Express Open Forum

After a 360° Assessement, a 180° Turnaround
An organizational assessment can help a struggling company get back on track


Important Traits for Successful Entrepreneurs
The entrepreneur can’t be afraid to swim against the current and pursue his or her dream
Women & Co [Citicorp]

All The Right Moves
Why CFO’s will have to step lively if they hope to retain top talent

Consolidation Morale
Using communication and empathy to preserve team morale during consolidation

Arguing at Work
Strategies for dealing with conflict in the workplace
Forbes.com and Forbes Magazine

Get Promoted
How to Get Promoted in a Recession
Smart Money

Secrets of Their Success
How the top women in finance staked their claims to the C-Suite